International Water Association

Unlocking the humble hydrant

Cities should consider modifying hydrants for civic enrichment. By Owen Weinstein Fire hydrants, like the water within them, are taken for granted until they are...

An untapped resource: why the industry must target female professionals

According to new research by the International Water Association, the shortage of skilled labour in water can be addressed by a more diverse policy of...

Going with the social franchising flow

Jay Bhagwan, chair of IWA’s Specialist Group on Non-sewered Sanitation, gives the background to and looks at the prospects for South Africa’s use of...

How utilities can adapt cap and trade for water security

By Newsha Ajami   In 1990, the US established the world’s first ever pollution trading system, popularised as “cap and trade.” Governments sought a new way...

What should cities do to link water security to upstream basin health?

What advice would you give professionals seeking to link urban water security to upstream basin health? By Nick Michell Maria Teresa Vargas, Executive Director, Fundación Natura...

Why understanding resilience is key to water management

Resilience champion Johan Rockström says we need a mind shift by water professionals if we are to avoid a global disaster By James Workman The World...

The three scales of water innovation

Inspired by the animal kingdom, Sudhir Murthy explains how to integrate infrastructure with digital solutions.   Many go through life neither knowing nor caring where their...

Why collaboration is key to creating water-wise cities

In a rapidly urbanising world, a lot of attention is rightly focused on the challenges surrounding transport, housing, energy and employment. Yet many cities with...

To add water, subtract weeds

Mandela’s least known legacy may be his Working for Water programme, which employs thousands of marginalised people to clear invasive plant species, securing precious water...

RESCCUE: a European model for urban climate change resilience planning

Many cities are working towards resilience to better cope with shocks such as those caused by climate change. Marc Velasco, Beniamino Russo, Montse Martínez,...

FEATURED STORY

How can we achieve joined-up regulation to help meet the UN...

How can we achieve joined-up water regulation, connecting economic, health and environmental goals, to help meet UN Sustainable Development Goal 6? What are the...

NEWS

Pathogen concern over plastic pellets

Research by the University of Stirling, in Scotland, has found that the hard surface of waterborne plastic pellets known as ‘nurdles’ makes an ideal...
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